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Convicted: Across Borders
31 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
TROUBLE IN TURKEY
Serkan Golge was living the American Dream - a naturalized citizen working as a NASA scientist in Houston with a loving family. Then, in 2016, while visiting family in Turkey, Serkan was arrested by the Turkish government and accused of being a CIA spy and terrorist. He faced a lifetime in prison. This is Serkan's story. Stillwater is now playing in theaters and is available on demand on August 20th.
31 minutes | Aug 12, 2021
ARRESTED IN ABU DHABI
Wherever Nichole Coffel goes, a smile follows. When her husband’s work brought the family from Kansas City to Abu Dhabi - Nichole found work herself as a horse trainer. But after months of unpaid wages, Nichole’s boss went from friend to foe. Nichole was arrested and falsely charged for breaking the United Arab Emirates' cybercrime laws. Here is Nichole's story. Stillwater, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, is now playing only in theaters.
35 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
VILLAIN OF VENEZUELA
Tim Tracy went looking for an adventure that would change his life. He traveled to Venezuela to make a documentary only to be arrested and accused by the Venezuelan government of plotting to incite a civil war. This is Tim's story. Stillwater, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, is now playing only in theaters.
35 minutes | Jul 29, 2021
NIGHTMARE IN NICARAGUA
After spending eight years in Nicaragua, Jason Puracal had built his dream life. Then, in 2010, without any signs or warnings - everything changed. Jason was arrested by Nicaraguan authorities and charged with international money laundering and drug trafficking. Jason had no criminal history. There was no evidence against him. But that didn't matter. In August 2011, Jason was convicted and sentenced to 22 years in prison. This is Jason's story.And be sure to watch Focus Features new film, STILLWATER, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, in theaters July 30th.
37 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
HOSTAGE IN HAVANA
For Alan Gross, he was no stranger to travel. He’d worked in more than 50 countries in his career. But Cuba wouldn’t be like the other trips. In December 2009, he was arrested by Cuban authorities and accused of trying to set up illegal internet connections. Fourteen months later, Alan is found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against the Cuban state. This is Alan’s story. And be sure to watch Focus Features new film, STILLWATER, directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Matt Damon, in theaters July 30th.
2 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Introducing Convicted: Across Borders
Each year, millions of Americans travel abroad and more than 3,000 are imprisoned every year. Many of them are wrongfully convicted, and many of them are told they will never go home again.From L.A. Times Studios and Focus Features comes the brand-new podcast series, CONVICTED: ACROSS BORDERS. Hosted by famed lawyer and bestselling author, Marcia Clark, we’ll hear straight from the mouths of the men and women who lived through these trials. Through these stories we’ll explore how seemingly benign actions can lead to incarceration in foreign lands, how to navigate different legal systems when you don’t even speak the language, and who one turns to when the closest help is thousands of miles away.Five unimaginably harrowing cases. Five traumatic fights for freedom. And five incredible true stories with emotional homecomings that have to be heard to be believed.Convicted: Across Borders is produced by LA Times Studios and Treefort Media.This is a paid podcast funded by Focus Features. The Los Angeles Times newsroom was not involved in the production of this podcast.
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